According to Nancy Brister the beverage room on the first floor of the Dresden Arms Hotel, at 5530 Artillery Place, was a Halifax bar where lesbians outnumbered gay men in the 1970s.
The women who went there were “quite out” and people from the hotel used to come down to watch the lesbians.
The women started going to the Dresden Arms because they were no longer welcome at their previous bar.
Adapted from a Facebook post by Rebecca Rose, author of the excellent Before the Parade, A History of Halifax’s Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Communities, 1972-1984.
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